Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

National Moth Week photos of insects and people. Here's how to add your images.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#1915990
Gray caterpillar - Catocala

Gray caterpillar - Catocala
Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA
June 10, 2020
This appeared in a jar in which I had placed a few dead, broken pieces of staghorn sumac stems as pupation sites for fern-feeding sawfly larvae. Apparently it had been hiding in (or was very well camouflaged on) one of the stems.

Images of this individual: tag all
Gray caterpillar - Catocala Gray caterpillar - Catocala

Moved
Moved from Butterflies and Moths.

Thanks, I was guessing probably a Catocala... looks like both of those options feed on various rosaceous trees and shrubs, and there is hawthorn and black cherry within 20 feet of where I collected that twig.

And for what it's worth, I've found ultronia in my yard before:

Looks like...
It's an Underwing cat. These two sure look close. I wonder if, hmm.?
Catocala crataegi: - vs. - Catocala ultronia:

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.